virtualbox guest additions failed to start

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bonedome
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virtualbox guest additions failed to start

Post by bonedome » 2018/07/21 08:56:24

Hello
I'm trying to get drag and drop and fullscreen with vbox, the virtualbox guest additions appears to be installed, but no fullscreen or drag and drop.
boot log shows
Failed to start vboxadd-service.service.

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# systemctl status -l vboxadd-service.service

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● vboxadd-service.service
   Loaded: loaded (/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-5.2.16/init/vboxadd-service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Sat 2018-07-21 09:15:12 BST; 1min 45s ago
  Process: 10338 ExecStart=/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-5.2.16/init/vboxadd-service start (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Jul 21 09:15:12 localhost.localdomain systemd[1]: Starting vboxadd-service.service...
Jul 21 09:15:12 localhost.localdomain vboxadd-service[10338]: vboxadd-service.sh: Starting VirtualBox Guest Addition service.
Jul 21 09:15:12 localhost.localdomain vboxadd-service[10338]: VirtualBox Additions module not loaded!
Jul 21 09:15:12 localhost.localdomain systemd[1]: vboxadd-service.service: control process exited, code=exited status=1
Jul 21 09:15:12 localhost.localdomain systemd[1]: Failed to start vboxadd-service.service.
Jul 21 09:15:12 localhost.localdomain systemd[1]: Unit vboxadd-service.service entered failed state.
Jul 21 09:15:12 localhost.localdomain systemd[1]: vboxadd-service.service failed.
CentOS and virtualbox are bang up to date
I've probably missed something simple and I'm guessing there are a few virtualbox users on here who might be able to help.
Thanks in advance
More info
/var/log/vboxadd-setup.log

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Building the main Guest Additions module.
Building the shared folder support module.
Building the graphics driver module.
modprobe vboxguest failed

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[root@localhost ~] # modprobe vboxguest
modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'vboxguest': No such device

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[root@localhost ~] # modinfo vboxguest
filename:       /lib/modules/3.10.0-862.9.1.el7.x86_64/misc/vboxguest.ko
version:        5.2.16 r123759
license:        GPL
description:    Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions for Linux Module
author:         Oracle Corporation
retpoline:      Y
rhelversion:    7.5
srcversion:     4A337699CB36D68B933FB9A
alias:          pci:v000080EEd0000CAFEsv00000000sd00000000bc*sc*i*
depends:        
vermagic:       3.10.0-862.9.1.el7.x86_64 SMP mod_unload modversions 

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